Dear statistical colleagues,
I am delighted that Queen Mary has agreed to expand our Statistics group.
The rest of this message is the plain text version of our current advert
for a new chair in Statistics at Queen Mary, University of London. The
closing date is 25/2/12 and the interviews will be on 28/2/12.
Please pass this on to any colleagues who might be interested.
School of Mathematical Sciences
Professor of Statistics
The School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London
invites applications for the position of Professor of Statistics. The plan
is to expand the Statistics group by appointing a professor who can build
up a research group in some area of statistical methodology. Potential
topics include survey sampling, hierarchical generalized linear mixed
models, functional data analysis, computational statistics, variable
selection in high-dimensional data, Bayesian statistics, statistical
inference, robust regression, missing data, statistics for sensor networks,
statistical image analysis, biostatistics, environmental statistics,
medical statistics, and spatio-temporal processes. Further appointments
to the new group are planned for 2013.
The current Statistics group specializes in the Design of Experiments.
It has strong interactions with the other sections of the School of
Mathematical Sciences, and also with the Schools of Biological and
Chemical Sciences, Electronic Engineering and Computer Science,
Engineering and Materials, and Medicine and Dentistry. The new
research group should be in an area that is distinct from Design of
Experiments but close enough for the two groups to share interests.
The successful applicant will be an outstanding statistician who is
motivated by applications while being strong enough mathematically to fit
into the School of Mathematical Sciences; have an excellent international
profile in statistical research; have a good record of obtaining
competitive research funding; be able to lead research and develop a
strong group within the School of Mathematical Sciences; be able to
build on the existing research links with other departments at Queen Mary;
and be able to contribute to the new MSc in Applied Statistics.
The post is full time and permanent. Salary will be by negotiation
within the Professorial range. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave,
defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK
in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where
required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain
under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
Queen Mary, University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused
higher education institutions. With 16,000 students, it is amongst the
largest colleges of the University of London. Its 3,000 staff teach and
research across a wide range of subjects in the Physical Sciences,
Engineering, the Humanities, the Social Sciences, Laws, Medicine and
Queen Mary has made a strategic commitment to the highest quality of
world-class research across all its disciplines. As part of this strategy,
it has embarked on a 3 year programme of recruitment in the School of
The School of Mathematical Sciences has a very strong research presence
across the spectrum of Pure and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. The
School also has large and popular Undergraduate Programme, and intends
to introduce an MSc in Applied Statistics.
Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of School, Professor Boris
Khoruzhenko (020 7882 5464, [log in to unmask]) or Professor
R. A. Bailey (020 7882 5517, [log in to unmask]).
Information about the Statistics group and its research is available
from the School website at
For further information about the role and an application form please
visit the Human Resources website on www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies.
A completed application form, a CV with a publication list included, and
research and teaching statements should be returned, preferably by post,
quoting reference number 11256/JS to The Recruitment Officer, School of
Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road,
London E1 4NS. Alternatively, applications can be sent electronically,
to [log in to unmask] iso
The closing date for applications is 25 January 2012. Interviews will
be held in late February. Unfortunately, we are unable to reply to
those applicants who have not been short listed and invited for
interview. However, we would like to thank all candidates for their
applications and interest
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